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Rick Owens’ Concrete Castle in SoHo

His new New York store is on the corner of Howard Street and Crosby Street in SoHo.

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Fashion

French Court Rules Against Burkini Ban

The decision could set a precedent and topple other beach bans that have caused an international furor.

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Beauty

Elf Cosmetics Files for IPO

The mass-market beauty company had $96.8 million in sales for the first half of 2016.

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Ralph Steps Out:

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Ralph Steps Out:

NEW YORK — Ralph Lauren has broken the logjam.

The designer has moved his spring fashion showings to 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, a day later than he had originally planned. The move of the first major designer to the fourth…

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Fashion Features

Child Labor Report: The Good and Bad

WASHINGTON — A handful of countries are making progress inreducing child labor in apparel and textile production, a new U.S. Department of Labor report revealed Thursday.

However, egregious child labor abuses in the apparel and textile…

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Financial

Galeries Lafayette Sales Rise 4.9%

PARIS — French retailer Groupe Galeries Lafayette posted a 4.9 percent rise in first-half consolidated-sales-before-taxes to $2.54 billion from $2.43 billion a year earlier.

The figures were published in the Bulletin des Annonces Legales…

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Financial

Novel Denim Fails to Meet Guidance

NEW YORK — Lower garment-production efficiencies combined with greater-than-expected air-freight costs forced Novel Denim Holdings Inc. to report preliminary first-quarter results that were well below plan.

For the three months ended June…

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Financial

Wet Seal Revises Earnings Estimates

NEW YORK — Wet Seal Thursday became the third teen retail firm to pull back earnings estimates based on sluggish July sales.

Anemic sales, primarily in Florida and Texas, will pull Wet Seal Inc.’s comparable-store sales down into the…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

ADIDAS MOVES INTO SOHO: Adidas is readying its third Originals store, which will open in SoHo at the end of this month, an Adidas spokesman said Thursday. The company has a New York showroom in that neighborhood on Broadway and is moving into the…

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Fashion Features

Trade Bill OK’d, Goes to Bush

WASHINGTON — A trade bill with duty-free apparel breaks anda renewal of the President’s trade promotion authority cleared Congress Thursday after Senate passage.

The Senate voted 64-34 to send President Bush the controversial…

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Fashion Features

Kmart’s Route to Recovery

NEW YORK — Even chairman and chief executive officer James Adamson recognizes it will take a lot more than Joe Boxer to pull Kmart out of bankruptcy.

While the brand is giving Kmart some sales traction in an otherwise difficult summer,…

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Fashion Features

Trade Bill OK’d, Goes to Bush

WASHINGTON — A trade bill with duty-free apparel breaks and a renewal of the President’s trade promotion authority cleared Congress Thursday after Senate passage.

The Senate voted 64-34 to send President Bush the controversial…

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Financial

Mayor’s to Get $15M Cash Infusion

NEW YORK — Mayor’s Jewelers on-again, off-again cash infusion from Henry Birks & Sons is on again, for substantially more money.

The troubled jewelry firm said Wednesday that it will receive an investment of $15 million from Birks,…

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People

Good Sports

The sporting life is the only life for London’s chic set this summer. On De Beers’ annual Diamond Day at Ascot last weekend, Nicky Oppenheimer sat trackside, rapt with binoculars in hand. The following day at Cartier’s International…

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People

Brush with Fame

LONDON — She stares wide-eyed from the canvas, lips slightly parted, auburn hair spilling over creamy shoulders. Sexy, expressive and famous for her ability to hold a pose for hours, Emma Hart — later Lady Hamilton and Lord Nelson’s…

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People

WWD Postcard

Greetings from sunny Colorado! For the last two weeks, we have been in heaven, here in Aspen. Yesterday, the Music Associates Men’s Committee had a luncheon to support the scholarship program of the opera students at our house, where all the…

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Fashion Features

Clarins: A Man’s World

NEW YORK — For at least the last two decades, skin care marketers have viewed the promise of the coming men’s treatment market as a shimmering opportunity just out of reach. It has been judged through the years as everything from a…

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Fashion Features

MAC: In the Bag

NEW YORK — MAC’s got a whole new makeup bag.

The brand will launch a line this fall that is designed to take it out of the traditional cosmetics-bag arena and into full-scale fashion accessories territory.

“MAC has had a…

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Fashion Features

The Body Shop Is Back in Color

NEW YORK — The Body Shop, as they say, is “out with the old and in with the new.”

Calling it the “biggest product launch” since the introduction of The Body Shop to the U.S. in 1988, the company is set to unveil The Body Shop makeup, a…

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Fashion Features

Revlon Reinventing Again

NEW YORK — Revlon Inc.’s getting another touch up.For the second time in as many years, the firm rolled out a turnaround plan to Wall Street as questions of liquidity and a lack of profitability dramatized the need for new…

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Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Beauty in Bed Bath & Beyond

TOTOWA, N.J. — Beauty is hopping into bed with Bed Bath & Beyond.

The retailer, which operates 427 stores across the country, acquired Harmon, a health and beauty care retailer, in March. It was quickly predicted Bed Bath & Beyond would…

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Fashion Features

Elton John’s Candle Reprise

NEW YORK — The legend certainly hasn’t burned out for Slatkin & Co.

Elton John’s six-year-old scented-candle collection, produced by the home fragrance marketer, is getting a spark: The line is being revamped with colors…

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Fashion Features

LimoniBest: Is Bigger Better?

MILAN — Sometimes a new retail concept is slow to start, despite all the bells and whistles a crisp new format, slick architecture and a grand advertising budget can promise. Such is the case with a new retail concept by Italian perfumery chain…

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Financial

Guess Posts 2nd-Quarter Loss

NEW YORK — Receding revenues pushed Guess Inc. into the red in the second quarter of fiscal 2002, but the company did manage to beat analysts’ expectations.

For the three months ended June 29, the Los Angeles-based casual-apparel…

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Crave Casts A Wide Net

NEW YORK — Calvin Klein is targeting all those guys who crave gadgets, sports, music and sex.

In what industry sources estimate will be a $45 million advertising and marketing blitz, Calvin Klein Cosmetics will unfurl a multitiered global…

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Editors Respond to Grades

NEW YORK — Last week WWD graded editor’s letters in Allure, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Jane, Glamour and Marie Claire. The responses we subsequently received from the happy or dejected pupil-editors proved, in many cases, to be better…

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MEMO PAD

WHO’S WEARING GAP? Looking for a much-needed turnaround in back-to-school sales, Gap is turning up the star wattage. As part of Trey Laird’s first campaign for the company, a 48-page onsert was created featuring a variety of celebrities…

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Fashion Features

Nike Set to Ask Appeal From Supreme Court

NEW YORK — Nike is hustling to get more court play — the U.S. Supreme Court, that is.

The sportswear giant has hired two high-profile lawyers to file an appeal this fall asking the nation’s highest court to review a California…

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Fashion Features

Lauder Pumps Up Resilience Line

NEW YORK — Estée Lauder is aiming to add a little more bounce to the mature-skin care category this fall.

With Resilience Lift OverNight Face and Throat Creme — an addition to its top-selling Resilience line — the brand…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Calling all Lange

CALLING ALL LANGE: Next year, the Munich fashion house Rena Lange will have been producing women’s fashion for 50 years. A fine time to come out with an illustrated company profile, Lange thought, except for one small problem: Neither Rena…

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Financial

Dress Barn Comps Up in July

NEW YORK — The year ended on a high note for The Dress Barn’s 754 value-oriented specialty stores as it reported comparable-store increases in July, but earlier sluggishness took its toll on fourth-quarter and full-year sales.

Comps…

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Fashion Features

Kanebo Targets Mature Skin With Upscale Serum

NEW YORK — This fall, Kanebo is taking aim at skin aging.

Sensai Cellular Performance Advanced Recovery Concentrate, Kanebo’s new anti-aging serum, is intended to improve skin’s cell memory, as well as boost the efficacy of…

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Fashion Features

Cataldo Said Exiting Jane Cosmetics

NEW YORK — Jane Cosmetics may be in the hunt for a new president.

Sandy Cataldo, the brand’s current president, is said to be leaving the Estée Lauder Cos.-owned brand after only one year at the helm, according to industry…

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Fashion Features

Chasing Men

NEW YORK — It’s more common for upscale skin care manufacturers to cater to the ladies, but Clarins is after the opposite sex with its new line, Clarins Men. After an exclusive preview at Bloomingdale’s, the skin and body care lineup…

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Fashion Features

Kao Corp. Snares John Frieda Hair Care Brand for $450 Million

NEW YORK — Another independent brand is being snapped up — Kao plans to buy John Frieda Professional Hair Care for $450 million.

The deal was signed off Wednesday night here through the Japanese company’s wholly owned U.S….

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Fashion Features

SNIPPETS

BUZZ U: Meatpacking district-based retailers Alexander McQueen and Jeffrey can expect a stylish new neighbor come summer 2003. Bumble and bumble is building their new corporate headquarters, Bumble and bumble University, on 415 West 13th Street….

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Fashion Features

Cataldo’s Exit Confirmed

NEW YORK — Sandy Cataldo has resigned as the president of Jane Cosmetics.

Her departure is effective today, said executives at the Estée Lauder Cos., the teen brand’s parent, confirming a report in WWD Thursday.

“Sandy…

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Financial

SEC Probes Warnaco, Ward’s Trial Date Set

NEW YORK — The heat’s getting turned up on the accounting practices of bankrupt companies, and the flames are moving closer to those in the fashion business.

Bankrupt Warnaco Group in its annual report, Form 10-K, filed with the…

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Fashion Features

WWD Taps Ilari As Bureau Head For Milan Office

MILAN — Alessandra Ilari has been named bureau chief of WWD’s office here.

Ilari has been with the company for 15 years. She was first hired as an editorial assistant, and most recently was co-bureau chief and fashion editor for the…

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